The Face of Akihabara Has Returned! Radio Kaikan Grand Opening!

The Akihabara landmark Akihabara Radio Kaikan has been born again as a new building with 10 above ground floors and two below ground floors!

Interview: "Ninja Slayer" Creators Bradley Bond & Philip N. Morzez [2/2]

Philip Ninj@ Morzez and Bradley Bond––how did their eccentric series Ninja Slayer, which has become a huge hit in Japan, get made? The two of them spoke about the source of their creativity.

Interview: Producer/Screenwriter of "Giovanni's Island" Yoshiki Sakurai

Giovanni's Island debuts at Anime Expo 2014, and producer/screenwriter Yoshiki Sakurai talks about the film.

Anime Expo 2014 Report: The Magic Returns for the 23rd Consecutive Year

Anime Expo® 2014, which was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center from July 3-6, marked the annual event's 23rd consecutive year.

Cute and Elegant! Four Rozen Maiden from the Series *Rozen Maiden* Transform from Antique Dolls into Pullip Dolls?!

Seven antique dolls called Rozen Maiden that possess their own will all aim to become Alice, the perfect doll, and battles unfold. A huge factor in the popularity of Rozen Maiden, a series of popular comics turned TV anime by Peach-Pit, can be said to be the loveliness of the antique dolls.

Anime Expo Photo Report: Hot American Cosplay!

Take a look at the cosplayers of Anime Expo® 2014 with our photo report!

These Paper Sculptures Are Amazing! Love Live! Characters Reimagined Through Paper!

We asked Takahashi all about his paper sculptures of the members of μ’s!

Japan’s Masterpiece Anime and Tokusatsu Shows Are Now Airing in Indonesia! Let’s Take a Look at WAKUWAKU JAPAN!

The cable TV network WAKUWAKU JAPAN launched in Indonesia in February of this year and in Myanmar in June. The network broadcasts a variety of entertainment shows created in Japan.

Japan Expo Photo Report: Delivering the Latest in Japanese Culture from Paris!

A look back through pictures at the five day otaku event that took France by storm!

Action Videos of Wii U Game Hyrule Warriors Are Releasing One After the Next!

Introducing the (self-professed) Princess of the Bug Kingdom, Agitha!

Shokotan Makes Dreams Come True in Paris! Wildly Enthusiastic Concert Held at Japan Expo in France

On July 2, Shoko Nakagawa held a concert at the 15th Japan Expo being held at the Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center in France.

Life-Size Statue of the Deranged Lunatic Makoto Shishio Unveiled in Shinjuku!

Perfectly replicated and especially scary! A life-size seated statue of Makoto Shishio from Rurouni Kenshin!

Animareal: Bringing Anime Characters to Life

We looked into the work of Animareal, a group of artists devoted to extremely accurate recreations of anime characters.

PR Ambassador HELLO KITTY Appears at Charity Event “Macaron Day”!

Fans captivated by HELLO KITTY and the delicious sweets lined up one after the next!HELLO KITTY

Check Out These Trailers for Summer 2014 Anime! [2/2]

We’ve compiled trailers for anime beginning this summer for you to check out! In this second part, we’ll introduce 12 anime with stories of adolescence.

A Dream Collaboration Between Pullip and Sailor Moon Comes True! Introduction to Pullip Sailor Moon Through TOM-Exclusive Photos

“In the name of the moon, I will punish you!” This is a phrase that anime fans around the world are likely familiar with. This year marks the 20th anniversary of Sailor Moon, which is loved not just in Japan but all over the world.

Check Out These Trailers of Summer 2014 Anime! [1/2]

We’ve collected trailers of anime beginning in July! First, let’s take a look at 11 action anime overflowing with tense battle scenes and cool characters.

Anime Film Festival Ikebukuro Cinemachi Festival Held for the First Time!

Yet another new otaku event has been born in Japan! Ikebukuro becomes the city of anime films!

Interview: "Ninja Slayer" Creators Bradley Bond & Philip N. Morzez [1/2]

An anime adaptation is in the works for the cyberpunk ninja action series Ninja Slayer! We spoke with the series’ two creators!

STEINS;GATE Future Visual Contest - Here is the Grand Prix Work Chosen from 309 Entries from Around the World!

The winners of the STEINS;GATE Future Visual Contest, which was held from May 1-31 in celebration of the release of the English version PC game STEINS;GATE, have finally been chosen.

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Mar. 18, 2014 07:006

Ghibli Best Stories - Best-of Album Focusing on Joe Hisaishi’s Music from Ghibli Movies Releases

*Ghibli Best Stories* - Best-of Album Focusing on Joe Hisaishi’s Music from Ghibli Movies Releases

Ghibli Best Stories, a collection of composer Joe Hisaishi’s music from Ghibli films, was released by Universal Sigma on March 12.

Mar. 18, 2014 01:0049

Dad, This is Amazing! Brazilian Dad Creates Stunning Dragon Ball Fan Anime for His Son

Dad, This is Amazing! Brazilian Dad Creates Stunning *Dragon Ball* Fan Anime for His Son

A dad spends five months creating an anime for his son’s birthday. Good job, dad!

Mar. 17, 2014 13:0138

Tamako Market Theatrical Sequel Tamako Love Story to Be Released This Spring

*Tamako Market* Theatrical Sequel *Tamako Love Story* to Be Released This Spring

Kyoto Animation, the studio behind K-On! and Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions, brings us a brand new story!

Mar. 17, 2014 07:009

Silver Jewelry of Well-Known Vocaloid and MMD Character Calne Ca Releases!

Silver Jewelry of Well-Known Vocaloid and MMD Character Calne Ca Releases!

A series of jewelry themed after Calne Ca released in February by accessory brand Inner Core, which was developed from a collaboration project between Algernon Product, Union Creative International, and Wagokoro. The series includes a necklace and ring.

Mar. 17, 2014 01:008

Ghost in the Shell 25th Anniversary Commemorative Site Opens, Exhibit and Music Event Announced

*Ghost in the Shell* 25th Anniversary Commemorative Site Opens, Exhibit and Music Event Announced

This year marks the 25th anniversary since Masamune Shirow’s sci-fi manga Ghost in the Shell began serialization in 1989 in Kodansha’s Young Magazine Pirate Edition.

Mar. 16, 2014 16:1760

From Japan to the world! The first “MIKU EXPO” is held in Indonesia!

From Japan to the world! The first “MIKU EXPO” is held in Indonesia!

Dari Jepang untuk seluruh dunia! “MIKU EXPO” yang pertama diadakan di Indonesia!

Mar. 16, 2014 13:007

Kill la Kill Cafe Opens in Akihabara, the Mankanshoku Croquette is Fully Satisfying

*Kill la Kill* Cafe Opens in Akihabara, the Mankanshoku Croquette is Fully Satisfying

A collaborative cafe themed after the school battle anime Kill la Kill, which began broadcasting last October, has opened in Akihabara.

Mar. 16, 2014 07:008

iPhone Version of Popular App Puella Magi Madoka Magica Fone Planned, App to Also Release Worldwide

iPhone Version of Popular App *Puella Magi Madoka Magica Fone* Planned, App to Also Release Worldwide

Puella Magi Madoka Magica Fone, the newest series in the smartphone app Fone, which allows smartphone users to completely change their phone to their favorite anime, is being further developed this year.

Mar. 16, 2014 01:003

Owarimonogatari (Vol. 3) and Anime Monogatari Series Heroine Books: Senjougahara Hitagi to Be Published April 3

*Owarimonogatari (Vol. 3)* and *Anime Monogatari Series Heroine Books: Senjougahara Hitagi* to Be Published April 3

It has been decided that the latest works in Nisio Isin’s Monogatari series, Owarimonogatari (Vol. 3) and Anime Monogatari Series Heroine Books Vol. 5: Senjougahara Hitagi, will both be released on April 3.

Mar. 15, 2014 13:0024

Creator Interview: Illustrator Konno Kengo

Creator Interview: Illustrator Konno Kengo

"I always make sure to complete one part before moving on to the next.” Konno says about their illustration style.

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